All I’ve ever wanted was to marry for love.
But girls like me don’t have that luxury.
We are used as pawns in a game we can’t control.
The game? It’s called Mafia.
I was foolish enough to try to change the rules… and I lost.
She was promised to me years ago.
And he dared to take her from me.
Dared to touch what was mine.
I put an end to that.
I hope he’s enjoying the view from his dirt room.
My beloved’s killer placed a ruby ring on my finger and called me his queen.
But that red gem symbolizes something different for me.
It represents the blood shed by those I love most.
Hell was empty the day we wed.
Because the devil was standing before me and said “I do.”
I saw her as a possession.
A shiny toy I didn’t want other boys to play with.
But she’s so much more.
Beautiful and brave and strong and broken all at once.
She tastes like everything I’ve ever wanted.
Hidden and patient.
I wait for the perfect time to seek my revenge.
But slowly, I feel him possessing me.
His heart is full of darkness… and I still want every inch of him.
Hard as I try, I can’t escape loving this beautiful monster.
I’m waiting patiently because I already know that she’s mine.
Mine in a way that no one will ever understand.
Even if she hasn’t yet realized it.
For love, I’d do anything.
For her, I’d do everything.
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Review: Waiting for my Queen
Waiting for my Queen by Georgia Cates is a standalone dark and twisty mafia romance about two people, promised to each other since they were babes and all the drama that ensues when one tries to break the agreement. The darkness that resides within Luca versus the light that Emelia brings to his life. It is quite possible that this book might trigger some people but i found it to be a little dark and that Luca needed to do much to redeem himself but overall I was very happy with this story. From the terrible wedding scene, to the calm stubborness of Emilia, to the gradual change that takes over luca. Loved it! Enjoy!
Loved it! Steamy and hot!
I absolutely loved the blurb for Waiting for My Queen by Georgia Cates and was excited to read it. A mafia arranged marriage story that was an enemies to lovers romance with a hero who knows what he wants and is determined to get it at any cost and a heroine who might just bring him to his knees. Luca is not a good man. He is cocky, does as he pleases and is one very determined man. No is not a word he knows. Emilia was raised to firmly know her place, but the heart wants what it wants. When that is taken from her, revenge is all she seeks. But Luca and Emilia may have always been destined to be together, despite what they truly feel for the other.
This was not a sweet romance, but some things can’t be ignored. Luca is determined to own Emilia and Emilia is determined to bring him down. But suddenly they find themselves wanting the impossible. Their chemistry is intense, but can they move forward after everything that has happened? A hot and steamy battle of wills that will keep you engaged from start to finish!
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What a storyline!
What a storyline! I really didn’t know what to expect from this book, especially after the warning the author gave us, but I really got into it and couldn’t put it down! Emilia has been betrothed to Luca since birth, but never really sees him and therefore falls in love with another. When her father tries to do the right thing and buy her out of the contract, he is relived when Luca accepts, although angry about it. Plotting, Luca does the unthinkable on Emilia’s wedding day, and the original contract goes back into play. While Emilia starts out her relationship to Luca solely out of revenge, the lines get blurred the more they get to know about each other and where Luca was originally the bad guy, we see him start to experience remorse and be more thoughtful. The drama and action in this story was wild and I was on the edge of my seat reading to see what happened next. I can’t wait to see if we get another book following either siblings because I would love to see it continue on!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.